Today in class, we were given an assignment to try and make 1 perfect square, out of 2 squares. Each of our perfect squares had 100 squares inside of them. The square we used for a starting point was 1x1. So that means each little square was 0.1. Then, we kept adding more, and more layers to our square, to try and make it a perfect 2x2 square.
In the making of our perfect 2x2 square, we made a chart for the progress of our square. Every layer we added, we had to calculate the side length, and the area.
This is what the chart looked like:
Once you have completed the 1.4x1.4 square. You would have been left with 4 extra 0.1 length squares.
At the end of the class, Ms. Usiskin asked this question..
Why are they're 4 squares left over?
Well, my guess is, because since we were multiplying the answers by using 0.1 as the inner square number, 1, would be a whole square, and the 0.96 would be one 96th of a whole. And since they are only 96 pieces, thats why there were 4 left over. And because 96 was the maximum amount of full squares you would be able to make the square a regular equal sided square. If you would want to use the four squares, you would have to cut them into very small pieces.
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